February, 2016

  1. Pro Jam Spaces

    February 26, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield


    Rick May could just be the most interesting man on the Island. He’s worked, toured live and recorded with many great artists including: guitarist Andy Summers (the Police), Depeche Mode and members of Devo. He was a zombie extra in Michael Jackson’s Thriller, he has one helluva beard and he runs Pro Jam Spaces in Victoria, BC.

    It has always been Rick’s goal to provide a creative and quality controlled environment for the multitudes of local Victoria musicians trying to perfect their live show, write new material, prepare for an upcoming recording session or just have some fun.

    These studios-for-rent are clean and comfortable with low rates that include PA systems, lounge areas, kitchenettes, complimentary coffee, tea, and more.

    Have a listen below as Dan Gunn paints the picture on the Zone@91.3FM.

  2. Discover Tectoria 2016

    February 19, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

    Discover Tectoria is TODAY at the Crystal Garden from 11am to 6pm. Come down and see some of the best local tech companies, video games, explosions, robots and drones.

    Listen below to Dan Gunn on the Zone@91.3fm for more details.

    Click here for the full event program.

  3. Accio Rides

    February 12, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

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    Accio Rides is an Uber-like rideshare app, but it’s made by a local Victoria company.

    We wrote about Accio last year when they launched their delivery service, and now they’re getting ready to launch the new ride service once regulations are passed here.

    Users just need to download the app from AccioRides.com and tap in their pick up location and destination. While the driver is on their way, the app let’s you know what the total cost of the ride is, and it will bill it directly to your uploaded payment method. No tip is required, it’s completely cashless.

    To learn more about this local company, listen to Dan Gunn discuss it on the Zone@91.3fm below!

  4. BattleSnake 2016

    February 10, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

    BattleSnake is a programming competition held in Victoria, BC and organized by local startup company, Sendwithus. The next one is scheduled for February 20th at UVic’s ECS Building (1st Floor).

    Teams of students and developers build web-based AIs for the classic arcade game “Snake”. Multiple teams will compete on the same board at the same time, and the winner will be the last team slithering!

    There will be over $2,500 in prizes given away throughout the day, across two tournament brackets. The Classic Bracket will feature familiar gameplay mechanics and have a grand prize of $300. The new Advanced Bracket will offer new gameplay mechanics and a $1,000 grand prize.

    Click here to learn more and listen to Dan Gunn talk about it on the Zone@91.3fm below!